tricksy


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trick·sy

 (trĭk′sē)
adj. trick·si·er, trick·si·est
1.
a. Playful or michievous: "the merry, tricksy, elfish fun of the terriers and collies that we all know" (John Muir).
b. Devious or deceptive.
2. Requiring care or skill; tricky.
3. Artfully decorated or done.

tricksy

(ˈtrɪksɪ)
adj, -sier or -siest
1. playing tricks habitually; mischievous
2. crafty or difficult to deal with
3. archaic well-dressed; spruce; smart
ˈtricksiness n

trick•sy

(ˈtrɪk si)

adj. -si•er, -si•est.
1. given to tricks; mischievous; playful; prankish.
2. difficult to handle or deal with.
3. tricky; crafty; wily.
4. Archaic. fashionably trim; spruce; smart.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tricksy - marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"
Translations

tricksy

[ˈtrɪksɪ] ADJ
1. (= playful) → juguetón
2. (= crafty) → astuto, mañoso
References in classic literature ?
Good Luck, she is never a lady, But the cursedest quean alive, Tricksy, wincing, and jady - Kittle to lead or drive.
I keenly enjoyed this subtle spirit, and the play of that brilliant intelligence which lighted up so many ways of literature with its lambent glow or its tricksy glimmer, and I had a deep sympathy with certain morbid moods and experiences so like my own, as I was pleased to fancy.
Then he remembered that it was about the time of the new moon, and if that tricksy orb was in one of its stages of visibility it had set long before.
Kim could beat me at Mastermind (as in the tricksy '70s board game), and then along came Pete, who could beat me at chess, too.
The sneaky tricksy komodo dragon works on the same 10-second time delay the ITV should have used for Kanye West's notorious Brits performance.
It's tricksy and rarely flattering, so approach with caution.
It's tricksy and rarely attering, so approach with caution.
He is a jinky, tricksy player with a penchant for a step-over and - less edifying - hitting the deck rather easily, Cabella has a wide skill set, and a host of interesting chapters in his story.
A film for you to luxuriate in as every delightful, tricksy moment is spun out for your enjoyment.
Prog rockers Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan team up with Poison axeman Richie Kotzen for an unashamedly old school classic rock album far removed from their usual virtuoso volley of notes and tricksy time changes.
This year it celebrates all the tricksy characters that fill Roald Dahl''s books - from George and his medicine to those foulsome Witches to Matilda and her parent-scaring tricks.
This year it celebrates all the tricksy characters that fill Roald Dahl''''s books - from George and his medicine to those foulsome Witches to Matilda and her parent-scaring tricks.